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Giving Thanks and Paying It Forward


In the spirit of Thanksgiving, let's revisit ways that we can cultivate an attitude of gratitude and giving. As this year winds down, and we reflect on our successes, near-successes, lessons learned, and the overall busyness of our lives, it's important to take time to reflect on all that we are grateful for. This attitude can become quite natural and like second nature with some practice. Here are a few ideas:

  • Make a list of all you're thankful for.
  • Each day, write down everything or the names of everyone who made you smile.
  • Pay it forward. Never miss an opportunity to do something nice for someone else.
  • Write a thank you letter to someone.
  • Give smiles! They're free!
  • Celebrate your own success and the successes of others.
  • Need to de-clutter? Give away your gently used items, toys, and clothing you no longer wear.
  • Find new opportunities to volunteer. Share your gifts.
  • Be extraordinary… just because J.

I'm so excited to put social and emotional learning in action. I'm getting started on this list now!

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!



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